What is train ferry?

Train Ferry

A train ferry is a ship designed to carry railway vehicles. Typically, one level of the ship is fitted with railway tracks, and the vessel has a door at the front and/or rear to give access to the wharves. In the United States, train ferries are sometimes referred to as "car ferries", as distinguished from "auto ferries" used to transport automobiles. The wharf (sometimes called a "slip") has a ramp, linkspan or "apron", balanced by weights, that connects the railway proper to the ship, allowing for the water level to rise and fall with the tides. For an example of a specialized slip to receive railcars see ferry slip.

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Illichivsk - Train Ferry Service To Bulgaria
... Illichivsk was connected by freight train ferry line (426 km) to Varna in Bulgaria in 1978 ... Four train ferries two Soviet and two Bulgarian ones, named "Hero of Odessa", "Hero of Sevastopol" and "Hero of Schipka", "Hero of Pleven" which could take in three decks a total of 108 ... In the first ten-year period (1978 - 1988), these train ferries had transported 1.000.000 freight cars between Illichivsk and Varna ...
Linkspan - Variants - Train Ferry
... To ensure that the rail tracks on the train ferry or car float and the Linkspan align precisely it is necessary for the ship to have a ledge at its stern ... These absorb the energy of the ferry’s impact, guide its stern and hold it from moving sideways when finally berthed ... As the trains roll onto or off the ship its freeboard and trim will change significantly ...
Train Ferry - Proposed Ferries
... The Trans-Asian Railway has proposed a few train ferries between Sri Lanka and India - same gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) (Boat mail) Penang in Malaysia and Belawan in Sumatra ...
London And North Eastern Railway - Ancillary Activities - Ships
... Train Ferry No.1 1917 2,683 Built in 1917 by Armstrong Whitworth in Newcastle upon Tyne for use between Richborough, Kent and Dunkirk, France ... Acquired by LNER in 1923 and in April 1924 opened the Harwich–Zeebrugge, Belgium train ferry route with her sister vessels ... Passed to British Railways in 1948 she was renamed Essex Ferry II in 1957, when they took delivery of a new train ferry of the same name ...
Night Ferry - Train Ferry
... A train ferry was used between Dover and Dunkirk to convey passengers as they slept ... The train used one of the three Southern Railway train ferries SS Hampton Ferry, SS Twickenham Ferry and SS Shepperton Ferry, built in the mid-1930s by Swan Hunter in Newcastle ... After the loss of the MV Princess Victoria car ferry in 1953 on the voyage from Stranraer Harbour to Larne Harbour it was normal for the Hampton Ferry to go to Stranraer each summer to provide a ...

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